Hawes says back is improving

Sixers center Spencer Hawes says his back is improving.

Hawes spent the Sixers' day off after three consecutive games "Getting treatment then some more treatment. Then some rest," he said on Twitter.

He tweeted that he is spending the evening with family and that is back is "feeling better."

Hawes missed the last game and a half with a lower back strain and is officially listed as day-to-day.

The feeling here is if he feels any discomfort Friday, he will sit out the game at home against Washington and Saturday's game there, then return for Monday afternoon’s game at home against Milwaukee.